More than one person has kvetched about HCFM this season, which made me curious as to how he compares to other K-State basketball coaches. So for the first five years of their careers, here is how K-State coaches since WWII have done. Some of the coaches were able to parlay the success on the court to league championships and national tournament success.
I'll continue to edit HCFM year 5 record and winning percentage as the season progresses. If my math is wrong, send me an email and I'll correct it after work.
|Coach||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||@K-State %|
|Final four, B7 champs||conf co-champs||NCAA Championship game, B7 Champs|
|NCAA West Regional Semifinals, B7 champs||Final Four, B7 Champs|
|NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals, B8 champs|
|NCAA Midwest Regional Final, B8 Champs||NCAA Midwest Regional Final, B8 Champs||NCAA East Regional Final|
|NCAA West 2nd Round||NCAA Midwest Regional Final||NCAA East First Round||NCAA West First Round|
|NIT second round||NCAA Southeast First Round||NIT Final Four|
|NCAA East First Round||NIT First Round|
|NIT Second Round|
|NCAA Midwest Second Round||NIT Second Round||NCAA West Regional Final||NCAA Southeast Third Round|
*through 2/21 game.
**Gardner's first five years at K-State as head coach percentage is 53% but WWII was between the years as coach, so I calculated the periods as separate percentages.
|Coach||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Winning %|
**does not include partial year at Hawaii